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Creating Crystal Jewelry with Swarovski: 65 Sparkling Designs with Crystal Beads and Stones [Paperback]

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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   1.22 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2008
Publisher   Creative Publishing international
ISBN  158923345X  
EAN  9781589233454  
UPC  052944016340  

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Elegant, old-world jewelry with modern style.

Working with world-famous Swarovski crystal beads, author Laura McCabe creates luminous necklaces, earrings, pendants, and rings for beaders of every skill level. The author provides complete step-by-step instruction for 20 projects (10 for beginners) -- and presents 45 more in a photo gallery of design variations, teaching readers how to vary colors and shapes to create custom effects. All 65 designs are made with only three simple beadwork techniques: flat peyote stitch, tubular peyote stitch, and spiral rope. Laura McCabe also provides a chapter on making decorative embellishments, such as bezels, picots, berry clusters, and branch fringe. The concise instructions are illustrated with easy-to-follow illustrations.

  • Beaders of any skill level can create their own high-end, boutique-style jewelry
  • Goes beyond stringing to teach readers three basic beadweaving techniques and principles of design
  • Only book on market endorsed by the worldÆs leading manufacturer of cut-crystal beads

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More About Laura McCabe

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Beadwork artist Laura McCabe, of Stonington, Connecticut, exhibits and sells her jewelry throughout the world -- and to more than 2,000 international clients through her own website She regularly teaches workshops in the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom. She also participates in the Bead & Button Show, Beadwork International, and other large conferences and competitions.

Her work has appeared in Ornament magazine, Beadwork magazine, Lapidary Journal, and Bead & Button magazine. She is also one of the invited designers featured in Quarrys "Creative Cloth Doll Beading" book by Patti Medaris Culea.

Laura McCabe currently resides in Baltimore, in the state of Maryland.

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You've got to buy this book  Oct 24, 2008
To say I love this book is an understatement. The explanation of tools, beads, and crystal guidelines are just what every beader needs. Don't think this book is just for crystals either. There are many techniques that can be used for other types of beads. A++++
A Luscious Book!  Oct 15, 2008
Laura McCabe has written a luscious volume full of vibrant Swarovski crystal jewelry. Who among us doesn't love the sparkle and color of Swarovski crystal? Bicones, faceted rounds, rings, rondelles, one of my favorites - margaritas and rivolis! Combined with seed beads to create bezels, Laura is a master at making the beads and crystals sing with color and sparkle. Included are Laura's most notable designs, the Rings and Things Necklace, the Three-Strand Rivoli Bracelet and the Crystal Burst Ring.

The book is organized into seven instructional chapters followed then by the crystal jewelry projects. Chapter one is a brief but comprehensive history of cut crystals. Chapter two is a detailed discussion of the types of seed beads and crystals used in the book's projects. Chapter three describes tools and materials. The four basic stitches needed to create the projects is the topic of chapter four.

Beaders are resourceful, they can make beads mimic almost anything a metalsmith can do. The bezel is a good example. Seed bead bezels and open-back bezels are described in chapter five. The resourcefulness continues with chapter six where the reader learns to create a toggle out of seed beads. Chapter seven is like the cherry on a sundae, a final, sweet sprinkling of sparkle - embellishments and then it's on to the projects.

In the chapters that teach a off loom technique, there are pictures of completed steps. It might have been helpful to include pictures of the step in progress but there are detailed written directions that may do just as well.

What I love about the projects is the "Beading time" given at the top of the project. It gives you an idea of how long it will take you to do a project. There's also a little synopsis that gives you an overview of the project. Sets the tone and the direction which I find very helpful. On pages 29-31 there are guidelines for bezeling rivolis and other crystals that is worth the price of the book.

The techniques in this book can be used with artbeads to vividly highlight the colors and characteristics of a special cabachon or bead. An art bead can take you in a unique and interesting direction - flameworked disks will have a distinctly modern twist. Try it, you'll like it!
Wonderful Addition To Any Beading Library  Sep 17, 2008
This book is wonderful, beautiful projects, great instructions! This is a definite must for anyone who loves to bead with crystals and seed beads. Laura really makes it easy to follow her instructions, even if you are attempting the stitches for the first time. Look forward to making everything in the book. :)
Beautiful designs  Sep 6, 2008
This much anticipated book is a winner.Supplies are quite costly,so plan to spend some$. Directions are clear. I've been beading for 5 years and now only make pieces I really love. Great way to use those rivolis! Janet from Florida
Very clear illustrations  Sep 6, 2008
I have always been an ardent Swarovski fan and this book gives clear, concise instructions to make some very lovely jewelry using Swarovski crystals. I attended a bead show and one of the vendors had used this book to make some of the most stunning pendants and earrings using Swarovski rivolis. I highly recommend this book - many beautiful pictures and clear illustrations on how to make the projects.

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